Maintain Independence OT

Meet
The Team

IAN DONOGHUE

Director / Senior Occupational Therapist

Ian is an Occupational Therapist servicing in the Southern Highlands and Goulburn region. Ian is a generalist OT working across all age groups who enjoys supporting people to live their best lives.  Ian has completed additional training in Mental Health, FASD, Access Consulting, Assistive Technology, home and building design and Autism.

In his spare time Ian loves cooking, travel, bush walking, spending time with friends and family and enjoying the incredible natural environment in and around the southern highlands.

SEAN DALY

Director / Senior Occupational Therapist

Sean is an Occupational Therapist servicing in the Northern NSW and lower Gold Coast region. Sean specialises in home modifications and has experience in assistive technology, acquired and traumatic brain injury and adult autistic spectrum disorder. Sean has completed additional training in home modifications, Access Consulting, Assistive Technology, and Parkinson’s.

Outside of the work environment Sean leads an active life, centred around his young family and enjoys any activity that involves water and the outdoors.

DANE PRICHARD

Senior Occupational Therapist

Dane is an occupational therapist based in the Tweed region, Northern Rivers and Southern Gold Coast. He is a generalist OT, who has experience with and works in areas including but not limited to mental health, supported housing, SDA, home modifications, and assistive technology (including wheelchair prescription). Dane has completed additional training in mental health, access consulting, manual handling, home modification design and goal management plans. 

In his spare time Dane enjoys being involved in team sports and physical activity, spending time with his friends and family and enjoying the beauty of the natural environment in and around the North Coast.

ELLISE TWOHILL

Senior Occupational Therapist

Ellise is an occupational therapist servicing Murwillumbah and the Tweed coast, Kyogle, Ballina and Lismore areas. Ellise is a paediatric OT who has experience working with children aged 2 to 16 years working in collaboration with families and schools to best support the needs of each individual child. Ellise has completed additional training including but not limited to learn to play, toileting, handwriting,neurosequential model of therapy and reflex integration.

In her spare time Ellise enjoys cooking, arts and crafts, physical exercise and long walks along the local coastal regions and bushlands.

TESS ROBINSON

Occupational Therapist

Tess is an occupational therapist who services the Tweed, Lismore, Byron and Ballina regions. She is a generalist OT working across all age groups, who prides herself on creating positive and supportive relationships with her clients and their teams, and in addressing all areas of their lives in a holistic and inclusive way. Tess has additional training in ASD, FASD, assistive technologies, and home modifications.

In her spare time Tess enjoys scuba diving, camping and playing with her cat Bento. She can also regularly be found kayaking one of the many beautiful rivers of the north coast, and has recently started dragon boating as an additional way to spend time on the water.

CHLOE CALDER

Occupational Therapist

Chloe is an occupational therapist based in the Tweed, Northern Rivers and Southern Gold Coast regions. Chloe is passionate about empowering her clients and their families to experience increased independence, wellbeing and quality of life. She is a generalist OT who works with clients across the lifespan with various conditions and needs. 

Beyond work-life, Chloe loves spending time in the great outdoors hiking, surfing, snorkelling, swimming. She also loves to create in the kitchen or on the pottery wheel and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  

SEAMUS PETTIGREW

Occupational Therapist

Seamus is an occupational therapist based in the Tweed, Northern Rivers and Southern Gold Coast. He is a generalist OT with experience in assessing diagnosing and treating common conditions of the upper limb, assistive technology and mental health. Seamus has undergone additional training in splinting, casting and prescription of orthosis along with customising exercises programs to optimize and maintain upper limb function.

In his spare time Seamus enjoys getting in the ocean with his young family, tinkering with tools in his garage and travelling.

CHERYL MORTIMORE

Practice Manager

Cheryl is the Practice Manager for our team of Occupational Therapists who service both the Southern Highlands and the Northern Rivers area of NSW. Cheryl has a background in Exercise Physiology and has lived and worked on the Central Coast and then Far West NSW. More recently Cheryl relocated to the Lismore area where she gained extensive experience working in the NDIS space as a Local Area Coordinator and then Support Coordinator.

In her leisure time Cheryl loves to stay fit and spend time in her garden. She also enjoys travelling, going to the beach, bush walking or catching up with family and friends for picnics and social activities.

Rose Campbell

Practice Manager

Regina Gordon

Occupational Therapist

Regina is an occupational therapist based in the Clunes region, Northern Rivers. She is a generalist OT  working with adults with over 15 years’ experience. Regina has worked in many areas including but not limited to mental health, aged care, supported housing, and SDA. Regina has completed additional training in lymphedema, mental health, and manual handling.

In her spare time Regina enjoys hiking, birding, reading and travelling, previously from north Queensland she is still getting to know this beautiful area and doesn’t mind traveling to remote locations. 

Tara Banks

Occupational Therapist

Tara is an Occupational Therapist servicing the Tweed Coast and Northern Rivers regions. She is an OT with special interest in paediatrics and is enthusiastic about working alongside young children and their families to support the development of skills to overcome challenges and reach their potential. Tara values the dynamic and unique needs of every child and their family, embracing a holistic, client centred approach to create genuine therapeutic relationships. 

 

Outside of work, Tara loves to spend time with her family and friends, stay active outside and spend time at the beautiful beaches along the Northern Rivers.